Their overall record from 20 away matches against Serie A sides is six wins, eight draws and six losses. “We know it’s not going to be easy”, Roma’s Juan Manuel Iturbe tells his club’s news site this week.
Right-back Florenzi picked up possession on the right touchline just yards inside the Barcelona half and drove a stunning strike from over the head of Marc-Andre ter Stegen from just past the halfway line. We have players who are familiar with this competition like Mohamed Salah and Edin Džeko, but everyone played very well, like Morgan De Sanctis and Manuel Iturbe when they were involved.
Ter Stegen ran back desperately, then appeared to stop thinking that the ball would go out only to see it land in the goal in the 31st minute of the Group E game. “But before they scored he had been taken out of the play and couldn’t defend”, said Garcia.
“We created a lot of chances and did everything we did to try and win it, but that’s football”.
“During the last three years, we have constantly sought to evolve and get better and better but it is nearly impossible to do so well in such a short time“.
BARCELONA were held to a 1-1 draw at Roma as they got their Champions League defence under way on Wednesday night.
Given Barcelona’s firepower, and the fact Roma were humiliated by a 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in January, the Giallorossi had every reason to go on the defensive.
“Against Juventus we dominated practically the whole game, whereas we took a different approach with Barcelona, didn’t suffer as much as most of their opponents do and had our chances to score”.
“Drawing with Barcelona is great for our confidence”.
“It looks bad and that’s a very ugly information for us”.
Barcelona have confirmed that midfielder Rafinha Alcantara may miss the rest of the season having ruptured a knee ligament in a nasty tackle against Roma on Wednesday.
An Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain own goal followed by a Junior Fernandes header put Dinamo in the driving seat before Theo Walcott pulled one back for the English Premier League side, who had striker Olivier Giroud sent off in the first half.